Experts examine the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions in the context of the Americas, where the last and early nineteenth-century phase of the Atlantic revolutions played out in Latin America, and in the largest context of all: Global History.
SYMPOSIUM: The Age of Revolution: A Whole History - Session 3: The Caribbean and the United States in the Revolutionary Era
Distinguished scholars of the Atlantic world outline the great swells of revolution and the counter-revolutionary undertow that swept across the Atlantic at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries.
SYMPOSIUM: The Age of Revolution: A Whole History - Session 2: Adventures in the Archives—Discovering the Treasures of the Age of Revolution
Experts explore the challenges and opportunities inherent in the study of the Haitian Revolution, a cataclysmic event that left a particularly complicated paper trail.
SYMPOSIUM: The Age of Revolution: A Whole History - Session 1: The Haitian Revolution and Human Rights, Keynote Address
Professor Dubois discusses the ways in which enslaved people shaped the development and application of ideas of equality and human rights during the Age of Revolution.
Richard Brookhiser presents a vivid portrait of the “Father of the Constitution,” an accomplished yet humble statesman who nourished Americans’ fledgling liberty.
Amanda Foreman, in conversation with Harold Holzer, takes the audience on a journey to the drawing rooms of London, the offices of Washington, and the front lines of a divided America to examine Great Britain’s integral role in the Civil War.
In conversation with Kati Marton, Steve Coll sheds light on ExxonMobil and the larger-than-life characters who have contributed to its colossal story.
Walter Isaacson tells the story of the roller-coaster life and searing personality of Steve Jobs, a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six technological industries.
Three prize-winning historians discuss the often-neglected naval history of the American Civil War.
Niall Ferguson discusses his book, Civilization: The West and the Rest. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed?